To avoid placing yourself between a heavy object and the ground is to follow a basic human instinct. But construction workers routinely make their living by putting themselves in dangerous situations. They must rely on their coworkers and reliable equipment to escape unscathed. Sadly, accidents do occur.
Regardless of the weather, spring has arrived and motorcycles will soon be a common fixture on New York City roads. Unfortunately, the start of the NYC motorcycle season usually starts with a rash of deaths and injuries. A dirt bike accident in the Bronx signals the beginning of this annual phenomenon.
Broadway is the deadliest street for New York City pedestrians, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Broadway was the site of nine pedestrian fatalities from 2010 through 2012. Why are there so many pedestrians hit by cars on Broadway?
Unfortunately, hit-and-runs are a daily occurrence in New York City. This phenomenon is especially sad when the wrongdoer is an officer sworn to uphold the law and protect NY citizens.
A woman was visiting a corner store to pick up some items for her 2-year-old twins when a drunk driver barreled into her Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. The pedestrian collision knocked her unconscious; she died before responders could get her to the hospital. The fatal crash occurred on East Tremont Avenue.
A horrifying collision killed two men in a livery cab Saturday in the Bronx. The driver, 51, and his passenger, 54, were travelling on the Hutchinson River Parkway when an SUV travelling in the opposite direction lost control and hit the median before launching into the cab.
In July 2012, a 28-year-old man was enjoying himself at Whisper's Lounge, a Bronx night club, when he got into an altercation with another patron. That patron was carrying a concealed firearm that he shot into the stomach of the man, causing fatal injury.
A rash of accidents in the Bronx and Brooklyn recently sent four pedestrians to the hospital. The collisions continue the onslaught of pedestrian accidents in New York City this summer.
The Bronx has a fatality rate of 4.78 per 100,000 seniors. That's third-worst in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Only Hudson County, N.J., is more dangerous for elderly urbanites. Between 2009 and 2011, the Bronx was the site of 30 pedestrian-collision deaths involving senior walkers.
A 66-year-old man was killed in a tragic accident at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. The patient was crushed by a gamma camera during a routine diagnostic procedure. The Infinia Hawkeye 4 gamma camera involved in the fatal accident weighs more than 5,000 pounds. General Electric (GE) Healthcare manufactured the camera and is responsible for its maintenance.